What good is a rifle without a scope? Of course, there will always be people out there that say you should shoot with iron sights, and iron sights will never break like optics will. But using iron sights only is like banging hookers with a condom, it is way better, and much more of an adventure without.
Since the name of my website is "random gun stuff" I figured I should post more random gun stuff. At my work I see quite the variety of cool guns. This is one of my all time favorites that came in two years ago, an Enfield No.4 Sniper.
I will let the pictures do the talking.
Moderation has never been exactly my thing. With most things in life, I either go full throttle, or I do not start the car. It is one of the 4.2 million reasons why I quit drinking. One beer would turn into someone saying "Who are you, where are your pants, and why are you in my house?".
So needless to say when I decided to buy a modern semi auto 7.62 rifle, that and being an H&K whore, drove me to purchasing the H&K MR762A1.
So I decided I wanted to use an EOTech with a magnifier on my AUG. I noticed that the charging handle was a bit difficult to operate with the EOTech but figured it would be fine.
After gettinf the EOTech zeroed and doing some shooting with it, the rifle went click. Yanked on the charging handle with my left hand, and nothing. I went to yank on it with my right hand, and it came back. And I promptly deposited some flesh on the thumbscrew of the EOTech.
Once I used the first aid kit in my range bag for the first time, I carefully locked the bolt back to see what happened. Apparently a loose primer pocket on some reloads caused the primer to pop out while the round was chambering. This caused the primer to deposit in the barrel extension and keep the bolt from going into battery.
As I always say, learning what not to do is part of the learning process. Now time to shitcan all of the PSD brass, which I have noticed has loose primer pockets.
One cool thing about working at a gun store is getting to see the new guns to market and checking them out. Here, we will take a look at the new Savage MSR Patrol and Recon. First up is the MSR Patrol. I also stripped it down to show some of the technical aspects of it. Here is the quick and dirty.
All too often in gun forums, and in the gun shop I work, I encounter and listen to what I would call Gear Queers, Wet Dreams, and Porcelain Dolls. After my last few trips to the range, while I judged the shit out of people, this idea has been kicking around in my head. Due to the help of GAT Nitraflex while I was at the gym tonight, I think it may finally be a cognitive workable idea. So let's see if any of this shit makes sense.
After working in the gun industry for the past three years, I have seen quite a few things to say the least. Some makes me laugh, some of it makes me want to cry, and some of it enrages me.
One of the things I hear all the time is along the lines of “My brothers friends cousins aunts gardener has four of these, and they are all in better condition!”. It doesn’t matter what it is, it could be a brand new in box gun, or something beyond rare, but no matter what the gun is, they always have one, and it is always better. Only once in my three years of working at a gun shop have I heard a customer say that they have the same gun that we do, but only theirs is in worse condition.
I would hedge my bets on it being 98% bullshit, but it is one of the amusing things that you just roll your eyes at after seeing it every single day, multiple times.
So, after being lazy, and getting close to being in good shape, then getting lazy again, I decided to write about it. Half of my thought is maybe this will make me hold myself accountable to others, and motivate me to really go all the way this time. Against common practice, I am cutting weight in the winter.....because I am retarded like that. As a new thing, below you will find a video! Click "read more" for the specifics of what I have been doing.
This is a work in progress, the video editing threw off the audio, so I just fixed it, and will upload my routine and diet once I have a chance. But hey, this is only 8 days late....
Earlier this month my hunting partner Martin and I went out and hunted some High Country Mule Deer in North Eastern Nevada. Being as my mantra is "Learning what not to do is part of the learning process", I decided to share what I learned from the trip. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Occasionally, I am not a clever man. This year while applying for tags with my hunting partner Martin, he said he wanted to put in for Cow Elk Archery again. When we went to the application screen, I saw that it was a party tag, meaning you could put in as a group, and if you draw you are guaranteed the same tag. I said what the hell, and applied. Needless to say, I got a tag.
The challenge? I did not own a real bow (other than my sweet 10 pound draw weight compound bow I had had since I was a young child). So here I was, 8 weeks out from the hunt, bowless, and not having shot a bow for nearly 25 years. This has been such an adventure, I figured I would share the journey with everyone. After all, learning what not to do is also a part of the learning process.